Archive for December, 2006

Recurring xmas incompetence

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Gruss vom Krampus!

Since it’s now extremely unlikely that I’ll get an address list and stamps into close enough proximity to the cards I’ve bought to post them in time, I’d like to wish you all a very merry Christmas!

Asimo takes a tumble

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Asimo takes a tumble - Google Video

It looks like the human race is safe from android takeover in 2006. Let’s see what they can do next year.


Friday, December 8th, 2006

Goofy litle Krampus Beardy Krampus Red horny krampus
Bell-bottoms! Yeah! Crusty Krampus Evil Krampus

Unmasked Krampus

The Krampus

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

The Krampus

This is one of the many Krampuses (Krampi?) we saw marching through Klagenfurt on Saturday evening. More to follow.


Friday, December 1st, 2006

BBC NEWS | Motorists ‘must pay for road use’

Motorists should be asked to pay to drive on the nation’s road network, a report commissioned by the government has recommended.

Gah! What the hell did I pay for with the road tax disc I bought two days ago? Isn’t my council tax supposed to pay for the upkeep of local roads?

Honestly, do we need a huge computerised infrastructure to charge people for road use or would it be reasonable for taxes taken from petrol sales to go towards this? Consumption of fuel is pretty much proportional to distance travelled and size of vehicle, so until there are electric cars making up a significant portion of motorway travellers it should be a no brainer.

Ah well, grumbling about tax is a sure sign I’m old. Bugger.